Before harvesting shellfish you should read all the local Town's Shellfish Regulations. Towns generally require permits to harvest shellfish. Your local Shellfish Constable can give you further information.
After three rounds of water quality sampling conducted by Division of Marine Fisheries,
Barnstable Harbor remains CLOSED TO SHELLFISHING until further notice.
All areas previously in open status prior to the September 2, 2021 closure have been re-opened to shellfishing.